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What We Want out of Workshops

In this post, GrubStreet Instructor Ben Berman thinks about the importance of both praise and scrutiny when participating in writing workshops.

 

 

It was my four-year-old’s first day at her new school and she was clinging to my leg so tightly that I was beginning to lose circulation. Don’t leave me, she kept saying, as though I was abandoning her at an orphanage.

December 12, 2018 | Ben Berman

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December Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

The December 2018 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities

December 5, 2018 | Sarah Sturman

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Lit Boston: What’s Happening in December?

In the December 2018 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings. This list will be updated throughout the beginning of December, so check back for more soon!

November 29, 2018 | Sarah Sturman

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10 Holiday Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

It's that time of year, when we rack our brains trying to figure out our gift list. Last year I shared a list of gifts for your favorite socially savvy author (or for you, if you are aspiring to be one!)

November 28, 2018 | Crystal King

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How Free Writing Can Help You Find Your Subject

In this post, GrubStreet Instructor Ben Berman models the process of how journaling and free writing can help you figure out the subject beneath your subject.

 

 

It’s two in the morning when your five-year-old wakes you up and tells you that her belly is too full to sleep.

 

Try lying on your left side, you say. But she insists that she is going to be sick.

November 14, 2018 | Ben Berman

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